Albumin

Category of DrugPlasma Substitutes
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsAlbumin is used in the following conditions
1. Burns
2. hypoproteinaemia
3. shock
4. hypovolemia
5. acute liver failure
6. dialysis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms1. SOLUTION
DoseFor hypoproteinaemia: IV solution are used 2g/kg daily in adults
Contraindications1. Severe anemia
2. Congestive heart failure
3. History of allergic reactions to human albumin
4. Pregnancy
Precautions1. history of cardiac or circulatory disease
2. dehydration to be monitored
Adverse Effects1. Tachycardia
2. Allergic reactions
3. Rash
4. Anaphylactic shock
5. Increased salivation
Pregnancy Category C

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